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Charming quiet barn conversion near the sea at Budle Bay, Waren Mill

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Character 2 bedroom holiday cottage. 1 king + 1 twin. No Smoking

Cove Cottage is a converted barn which is located very close to the sea at Budle Bay in the small hamlet of Waren Mill. It is part of a group of 4 properties set around a shared courtyard called Smugglers Court. It has a quiet outdoor seating area with table and chairs, which is a suntrap and ideal for enjoying the sunshine.

The cottage is furnished and equipped to the same level as our own home, so you can be assured of cleanliness and comfort. Relax on our comfortable M&S sofas, John Lewis beds and enjoy the plentiful fluffy towels and crisp hotel quality cotton sheets.

Cove Cottage is an upside-down house with the living area and kitchen on the first floor to take full advantage of the wonderful exposed original barn beams. On the first floor is the open plan kitchen/ dining area with fully fitted oak kitchen complete with electric fan oven and grill, induction hob, extractor, microwave, toaster and dishwasher and fully equipped with everything you need. The cupboards are packed full of all the crockery, cutlery, pots and pans, glass- and ovenware and kitchen utensils for all your cooking needs. There is an extending oak dining table with seating for four.

The lounge area has original oak beams, two sofas and various pieces of oak furniture. For the cooler days there is a cast iron log burner-style electric fire. Radiators in all rooms provide a cosy environment, no matter what the weather.

There is a well-stocked bookcase with ficton and non-fiction books as well as a good selection of DVDs and CDs for you to enjoy on your holiday. The cottage has a flatscreen freeview smart TV with catch-up services such as BBC iPlayer as well as a DVD player. We also have a Sony PlayStation PS3 games console, complete with a large selection of games and multiple controllers. You can access NowTV on the PS3, which gives you a huge selection of current shows and box sets (Entertainment) and films (Sky Movies).

On the ground floor there are two bedrooms, one with twin single beds and one with a comfortable king size bed. Both bedrooms have plenty of wardrobe and drawer space. There are hairdryers and bedside lamps in each bedroom. Also on the ground floor is the family bathroom, complete with bath and over-bath 10kW electric shower.

There is fibre broadband and wifi at the cottage (approx. 35 Mb, so you can stream and download without interruption) and we have provided our guests with a landline phone with honesty box, as mobile signal can be variable on some networks.

There is off-road parking for one car in the courtyard down the side of the cottage, with further parking for additional cars available outside the courtyard.

If you want to experience the stunning beauty of this area whilst enjoying the quietness and comfort of Cove Cottage, then this is the place for you.

Northumberland still remains one of the best undiscovered places of natural beauty in the UK, steeped in history with many wonderful castles and historic houses, Hadrians Wall and the wild Cheviot Hills to name but a few. Boat trips leave Seahouses daily for the Farne Islands, weather permitting.

Below we have listed a little of what's on offer in the Northumberland area:

Walk from the cottage across the road and over the bridge to Budle Bay, which is part of the Lindisfarne nature reserve. This is a very popular bird watching spot and it is right on your doorstep. The lovely village of Bamburgh is only 2 miles and there are various public footpath routes with stunning coastal and inland views. We are also just a few miles by car to Holy Island, Alnwick Castle, Berwick-upon-Tweed and many other beautiful spots along this lovely coastline.

More Details

Property Manager
Clare Green
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Clare Green

We have owned Cove Cottage since March 2016 and we want you to have a wonderful holiday in our lovely cottage, which we also use for our own little bit of heaven next to the sea. We consider the cottage to be an extension of our own home, so the furnishings and equipment are of a higher standard than you usually find in a holiday home. Our aim is to make your visit as comfortable as possible and hopefully you will leave feeling you have had value for the money you have spent. We get great pleasure from the comments in our visitors book from satisfied guests.

Clare Green purchased this barn in 2016

Why Clare Green chose Easington

Cove Cottage will be our dream retirement home, but until then we are very happy to share it with you for your own holidays. It is just a short walk across the road to Budle Bay, which is the start of a picturesque beach walk to Bamburgh. Waren Mill is a quiet secluded little hamlet, perfect for getting away from it all.

What makes this barn unique

The cottage is in the most scenic area of the Northumberland coast, you won't find a better area as a holiday base, we have so many comments from guests saying a week is not enough, many return on a regular basis each year. Not only do you have the immediate area but for miles around in all directions, beauty and history is everywhere.

Guestbook comments from the manager

What a fantastic cottage!! And so relaxing, we have stayed in some beautiful cottages up and down the country but this beats them all forcomfort,peaceful surroundings and being very well equipped. The area is beautiful and the people are so friendly and welcoming. We packed just about everything into our holiday but will be back to do it all over again, thank you so very much, Jan & Ross LEEDS
Nov 2010
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Easington Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Electric 10 KW shower.
  • The bathroom has a white bathroom suite and has a 10kw electric shower over extra wide base-bath with glass shower screen and tiled walls and floor.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 1 has an oak king-size bed and oak furniture with plenty of wardrobe and drawer space. Bedroom 2 has twin single beds and a wardrobe and dressing table. A hairdryer and bedside lamps in both rooms are provided. The main bedroom has a clock radio and phone. High thread count hotel quality cotton bedding with fibre filled duvets. All rooms are double glazed and have central heating. The rooms can be well ventilated, all windows open.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • 4 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
All rooms have central heating and fully opening windows. The entrance hall, bathroom and kitchen have tiled floors. There is a patio table and four chairs in the courtyard for alfresco dining, weather permitting. The courtyard is a suntrap even on cooler sunny days. There is a coolbox with ice packs for picnics, beach rug and plastic plates/bowls/cups.


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Charming quiet barn conversion near the sea at Budle Bay, Waren Mill
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Cosy Cove Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Just had a great 4 night stay at Cove Cottage, Waren Mill. It was a true gem. The owners have made it a very welcoming property and our wee puppy was allowed to stay too. Great value. Thanks to Clare and Adrian who have made it home from home for us.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed your festive break, it is always lovely to hear such lovely feedback and we hope to see you again in 2018.
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Wonderful few days spent comfortably at this super cottage on the wonderful Northumberland coast.

  • 4 of 5

Cove cottage is set in a quiet courtyard amongst a small gathering of residential and holiday properties. A comfortable, warm and welcoming cottage which has everything you could possibly need in a home from home. The owners seem to have thought of everything. Well set out, clean and comfortably furnished , a lovely private,peaceful place to relax especially with your family dog included . Located a short stroll from stunning coastline and moderate walk or very short drive to amazing beaches and short drive to interesting characterful Bamburgh and scenic drive or long walk to breathtaking Lindesfarne. Wonderful.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review, we hope you enjoyed Christmas in Cove Cottage and you would be more than welcome to return any time!
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"Perfect Coastal Retreat"

  • 5 of 5

We've just returned from a wonderful week's stay at Cove Cottage. The cottage itself is beautiful, with high quality furnishings and decor and is very well equipped to meet all your needs.

Information provided both before and during our stay (by email and information pack respectively) is the most comprehensive and helpful of any we have encountered over many years of self catering holidays both in the UK and abroad.

The area is absolutely beautiful and Cove Cottage is set in a lovely tranquil little corner adjacent to Budle Bay and is ideally situated to explore the gorgeous beaches and countryside on its doorstep, but is also only just over 2 miles from the A1, which allows quick access to local towns such as Alnwick and Berwick and other attractions further afield. (A 20 minute drive and 40 minute train ride can get you into Edinburgh)

All communications with the owners, both before and during our stay were dealt with in a friendly, helpful and professional manner.

We can thoroughly recommend Cove Cottage and would certainly return ourselves, without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you liked the cottage and the surrounding area. It is always a pleasure to welcome such lovely guests as yourselves and it goes without saying that we would love to see you back again at Cove Cottage in the future.
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Perfect location accessible for so many places a peaceful sanctuary that is incredibly

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is extremely comfortable and well equipped for your every need. The owner has thought of everything you might possibly need.

The furnishings are very comfortable throughout the cottage.

The location is magnificent. Peaceful. Close to the beaches, Bamburgh and not too far from Alnwick.

Again the owner provided many guides to beaches, eateries and visitor attractions.

We can't recommend this cottage highly enough.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable and well appointed

  • 5 of 5

All that could possibly be needed for cooking, cleaning and eating was generously provided. Information about appliances, tips on where to go etc. carefully set out. The thoughtfulness of the owners is outstanding. We felt welcomed and supported. Lovely cottage in a lovely area

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage in a quiet setting.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is well equipped and has everything you need for a home to home experience. The welcome bottle of wine and cake were a nice touch. The beaches in the local area are fabulous and great for dog walking.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Newcastle International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Newcastle (North Shields)
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Bamburgh or Belford
Nearest Train
17 Miles
Berwick Upon Tweed
Nearest Motorway
50 Miles
A1M Gateshead
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Waren House Hotel
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Budle Bay
Car: recommended

Cove Cottage is located in the most scenic area of the Northumberland coast, 200 yd from Budle Bay - which is part of the Lindisfarne Nature Reserve and 2 miles from the historic village of Bamburgh with its dramatic castle and miles of unspoilt beaches. There are miles of fantastic walks from the front door, no matter what time of year, it is spectacular! Visit the Farne Islands from Seahouses, 5 miles south. Holy Island is 14 miles north and is a very special place you will never forget so make some time if you can. Not much further north is Berwick-upon-Tweed with its indoor swimming pool with slide and wave machine. Alnwick Castle & Garden are 15 miles south, used as the film location for many films including 'Harry Potter', you would be sure to have a very interesting day out. Inland are the Cheviot Hills, unspoiled and stunning countryside leading to many border towns such as Wooler & Kelso, You are within a reasonable distance for a day trip to 'Hadrians Wall' travel by Rothbury (Cragside National Trust Property) and onto Chollerford for a journey you will not forget.

Other Activities: Birdwatching Lindisfarne Nature Reserve


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

If booking for two weeks or more in succession a discount will apply please ring for further Information.
Dogs are only allowed by request, please check with us first before booking.
Sorry but we only allow a 7 night minimum stay during the high season 2nd July - 2nd September 2016. but late availability bookings may be possible so please ring to check.

Although no security deposit is requested, the person booking the property will be responsible for any damage caused during your booking. See our terms & Conditions on our website.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund